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A “birther” bill here, a measure to allow guns on college campuses there. Arizona does produce more thoughtful and complex legislation, yet we still can’t shake the Donald Trump-levels of attention every time we do something that everybody else thinks is stupid.
But now the business community is launching an effort many believe will change all of that.
Invest Arizona veto rattles supporters All signs pointed to approval, but bill’s divisiveness proved its undoing
Supporters of a bill that would have created massive property tax breaks for major business investments couldn’t have asked for more signs that Gov. Jan Brewer would stand with them.
As it turns out, they could’ve used a few more.
A string of vetoes is making some Republican legislators wonder if they should turn to Magic 8-Balls, tarot cards and tea leaves next session if they want to know what Gov. Jan Brewer will think of their bills.Read More »
Doctors and health care providers plan to rally Thursday at the State Capitol against immigration legislation.Read More »
One of two efforts to recall Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has called it quits, claiming the other group is on the brink of collecting enough signatures.Read More »
Voters will decide this November whether to change the way Arizona selects appellate judges and how Maricopa and Pima counties select Superior Court judges by giving the governor more control over the process while diminishing the State Bar of Arizona’s role.Read More »
While judges have blocked and critics protested the most controversial parts of SB1070, Senate President Russell Pearce finally achieved his elusive dream of stamping out sanctuary cities.
But the victory may be little more than a moral one.
Pearce wouldn't close the door on 2012 run for the U.S. House or Senate, but said it is "absolutely my intention" to stay in the Legislature through the end of the 2012 regular session.Read More »
Fiscal hawks who took the reins of the state government this year promised a new era of conservatism and delivered where it mattered most — by drafting a spending plan that rejected gimmickry in favor of significant cuts to core government services.
But the aftershocks of 2010’s Republican tsunami were also felt elsewhere, and this Legislature’s Tea Party leanings became the refrain for the 2011 legislative session.